Why Did I Become A Photographer?
The answer to this question, although seemingly complex and obvious at the same times are exactly that: complex and obvious.
Complexity in the path that was taken to get here, which as Frost would agree, the one less traveled.
Obvious as the acknowledgement and awareness of my passions were diaphanous; clear as a bell.
Bringing these paradigms together as one has been a uphill battle. A hill that has no peak as it shouldn't but a peak that I know is near as if that peak is reached, so has the momentum to reach said peak.
Why am I getting so deep today? No, not LSD. It's been many years since that has found its way to my tongue.
No. It's all passion oriented people! And how to live a life fulfilled of it.
This brings me to a conversation I recently had with a relative. We shall call him X.
Talk about settling.
Look. It wasn't so much that my relative Mr. X said this but that I know around the globe, there are so many just like him.
Wake up. Shower. Brush. Coffee. Rush Hour. 10 long and underpaid hours in a cubicle doing NOTHING that you had dreamt of during your childhood. Rush Hour. Dinner. Sitcom Reruns. Shower. Bed.
Rinse and repeat.
Until death do you part.
Fuck, I hope not.
My friends, I am by no means saying it's easy. HELL no. It takes work. Ball breaking work. 10,000 hours of bad ass hustle people. And you know what? If you are truly passionate about what it is you're going after, that 10,000 HOURS of pure HUSTLE will feel awesome, every single fucking step of the way.
Maybe it's photography. Maybe not. Maybe it's taxidermy. Maybe you have a passion for knitting some crazy purple mittens. Then get up and out of that cube and go knit some fucking mittens. Guess what? There's a market for your niche passion. You just gotta want it. Bad.
Or else. . .
Nerd File ::
Was walking around NYC on a freezing afternoon just before New Years 2015. and working on some META :: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Shutter :: 1/500
Aperture :: f/1.4
ISO :: 100
Post? You know me. Not much.
Until next time...